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LOL! I hadn't heard that one, Cleo. It's a keeper.

Ananda wrote:

>>Here we find out that St. John the Baptist, the child under Mary's hand, is worshipping the baby Jesus Christ accompanied by an Angel . . . The four figures are supposed to represent a kind of pyramid, and the angles and placement of the clothing, bodies, arms, and hands are very precise . . . .<<

You know, at first glance one would expect the baby giving the two-fingered blessing to be Jesus. However, with all the other subtext to the paintings, I started wondering why the baby on the left (Mary's right) is positioned higher (in both frames) than the other. Interestingly (for me only, I'm sure), my 10 year-old daughter walked by, took one glance, and asked, "Why is that baby pleading with the other one?"

Interesting thread, thanks.

Mark

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Subject Views Written By Posted
The Virgin of the Rocks 587 Cleopatra 18-Feb-04 20:22
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 135 ArmchairObserver 18-Feb-04 20:55
you scared me...lol 151 Cleopatra 18-Feb-04 21:05
Re: you scared me...lol 144 ArmchairObserver 18-Feb-04 21:17
Re: you scared me...lol 130 ArmchairObserver 18-Feb-04 21:19
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 141 timewaster 19-Feb-04 04:00
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 158 Cleopatra 19-Feb-04 10:47
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 135 timewaster 19-Feb-04 15:47
images better on a Mac 138 ananda 19-Feb-04 18:08
Re: images better on a Mac 136 timewaster 19-Feb-04 23:55
Re: images better on a Mac 139 ananda 20-Feb-04 00:02
Re: images better on a Mac 135 timewaster 20-Feb-04 00:23
Question for Cleo 136 ananda 20-Feb-04 02:46
Re: Question for Cleo 118 Cleopatra 20-Feb-04 09:28
No pic from Greg, however.. 103 ananda 20-Feb-04 10:42
Re: No pic from Greg, however.. 148 Cleopatra 20-Feb-04 11:37
The quick reply... 130 ananda 20-Feb-04 12:53
Re: No pic from Greg, however.. 147 xantung 20-Feb-04 12:09
Uh oh... 128 ananda 20-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Uh oh... 120 Mark Staab 20-Feb-04 17:05
Answer and correction 122 ananda 20-Feb-04 17:56
Re: Uh oh... 134 Cleopatra 20-Feb-04 18:34
Re: Uh oh... 237 Mark Staab 20-Feb-04 21:21
I bet Sister Beckett never discussed this painting! n/t. ;-) 146 Cleopatra 19-Feb-04 13:04
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 130 Lee McGiffen 19-Feb-04 10:59
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 133 Cleopatra 19-Feb-04 12:44
Re: The Virgin of the Rocks 134 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 16:08
That's the wrong one actually... 153 Cleopatra 19-Feb-04 19:56
Re: That's the wrong one actually... 149 ArmchairObserver 19-Feb-04 22:27
Both have phallic symbols.. 136 ananda 20-Feb-04 00:05
Re: That's the wrong one actually... 134 timewaster 20-Feb-04 00:17
Re: That's the wrong one actually... 190 xantung 20-Feb-04 06:24
Re: That's the wrong one actually... 135 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 06:25
Regarding haloes 124 ananda 20-Feb-04 19:35
Re: Regarding haloes 140 ArmchairObserver 20-Feb-04 21:13


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